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I worked at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 3 years)
Exciting office, friendly colleagues, good general environment. Lots of perks including a fully stocked kitchen, gym membership reimbursement and soccer on Wednesdays.
Very long hours, bad work/life balance. Sometimes you didn't know if you'd have the weekend off until 6 pm on Friday. Crunch time is incredibly stressful.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Rockstar Games (Boston, MA).
I applied online through a job seeking portal. The next day I was contacted and ask to complete a technical design test in 24 hours. The technical part of the test was exceedingly easy for anyone with even a basic knowledge of game programming, while the design part was a lot more subjective. A few days after I completed the test and sent it back, with a request for feedback on the test regardless of whether I passed, I was contacted again and told that they thought I "would not make a good fit". I e-mailed them back and thanked them and again asked for feedback, but never got a response.
- The most difficult question on the test was to write a simple Finite State Machine for a door control AI. 1 Answer
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Rockstar Games doesn't see why only the kids should have all the video game fun. The company, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, is a publisher of mature-rated video games including the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto series. Other series titles from the game studio include Midnight Club, Red Dead, Manhunt, and Max Payne. Rockstar Games' titles are available for major gaming platforms, including Sony's Playstation, Microsoft's Xbox, and Nintendo's Wii, as well as for PCs and portable devices such as the Playstation Portable and Nintendo ...